When you own a guinea pig, it seems that no matter how much you know about these fascinating creatures, questions will arise at some point. For this reason, guinea pig owners have greater need of each other than they may realize. While there are many clubs for guinea pig owners, this isn't always a convenient option for everyone. Thankfully, there are online communities where you can connect with other guinea pig owners, no matter where you live.
There are numerous communities that have forums on the Internet, and you will benefit from all of them. However, it is a good idea to determine which ones are your favorites, and to visit those forums on a regular basis. Believe it or not, the people in these communities may never meet face-to-face, but they do get to know each other and each others guinea pigs very well ?and they become life long friends.
Below, you will find a list of the top five forums, as well as descriptions of each guinea pig forum.
Cavies Galore - http://www.caviesgalore.com/. This is a true community, with loads of information, a forum, and even a chat room, so you can connect with other guinea pig lovers any time of the night or day, any day of the week. Here, you will even find a medical guide that contains pertinent information for the health of guinea pigs.
PetsHub - http://www.petshub.com/forums/. PetsHub has multiple pet forums, as well as general pet information. However, there is a very active forum specifically for guinea pigs as well. The people who post here seem to be very friendly and quite helpful.
Cutie Cavies - http://cutiecavies.proboards61.com/. With just 269 members from around the world, this is a very active forum. You will find that the information presented in the various posts is quite useful, and the people who participate are friendly and willing to help.
The Guinea Pig Forum - http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/. The Guinea Pig Forum was set up for guinea pig owners in the UK, but the information in the posts is useful for guinea pig owners around the world, and everyone is invited to participate.
Guinea Lynx - http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/. The Guinea Lynx forum doesn?t look like much, at first glance, but there are actually over 7000 members, and this is a very active forum.
Again, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of communities devoted to guinea pigs, and only the top five are listed here. It is a good idea to connect with other guinea pig owners online for information, support, and much more. Not only is it convenient, but you can learn an awful lot from each other as well.